Meanwhile, operating with the limited number of drivers available on the roads for Uber and Ola has led to a surge in prices, which has been causing a lot of problems for commuters. The permission for this protest was granted after the intervention into the matter by former Chief Minister, Kumaraswamy hence the Ola and Uber strike is definitely valid. Regular users of Uber and Ola were anticipating trouble commuting today when the drivers threatened to go on a day's strike again. ओला, उबर चालक सोमवारी परळमधून मंत्रालयावर मोर्चा काढणार आहेत. They have also sought a redressal mechanism before blacklisting drivers based on the complaints made by commuters. Officials of Ola and Uber, however, did not comment. The app users, who are the regular customers, have been complaining about the sudden rise in rates since Friday morning.
Drivers of some black and yellow cabs had a field day as they charged extra fare from hapless commuters. Weeks after Uber and Ola got their own permanent customer pick-up stands at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, their own drivers and drivers of the Airport taxi are up in arms against them. According to the association, it expects more drivers to join in the protests including the ones who are not a member. The state government should come to our rescue. या बेमुदत संपाबाबत चालकांच्या संघटनेतर्फे उद्या ता. I have you bookmarked to check out new things you Does your site have a contact page? Let's work together to keep the conversation civil.
Naik further alleged that these taxi-hailing companies are giving first priority to company-owned cars rather than driver-owned vehicles, causing a slump in their business. Meanwhile, a similar strike by drivers of Uber, another popular ride-hailing app, continues. They are demanding that app-based cabs should have meters and fix the fares based on governments. While taxi-hailing companies offered loan-guarantee letters to drivers through the Mudra scheme and that too without any verification, they are defaulting on repayment now as their costs are not covered, he claimed. The striking driver partners will also undertake a protest march from Bharat Mata in Lalbaug to Vidhan Bhavan demanding that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hear their grouses. There is a possibility of lesser cabs being on the road on Monday with the strikers claiming to have support from cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Noida, Nashik, Pune, Satara, Bangalore and Telangana. Other issues which the union claimed that the drivers were facing were that these taxi hailing services were not open to adding more cars to their fleet, the ride-sharing option also a problem and the fact that the tariff in Delhi is only Rs 6 per kilometres.
Operating with the limited number of drivers available on the roads for Uber and Ola, due to the strike, has led to a surge in prices, which has been causing a lot of problems for commuters. Lakshmikanth, a driver who works for both Ola and Uber, says that the drivers are the ones bearing the brunt of the new prices for ferrying customers from the airport. While on Sunday, close to 40 per cent drivers remained offline which lead to surged prices as high as twice the normal fare, the situation will only worsen today with several more participating in the protest. An Uber driver said he and many others are against the strike. It is known that over 45,000 app-based cabs operate in Mumbai alone.
While Ola declined to comment, an Uber spokesperson said termed the strike call as a speculative. Though it is a one-day strike as regular taxi and cab drivers are also joining the protest, this would be a huge blow to private transport service sector. Police have so far arrested 15 people from various parts of the metropolis for damaging cars, a senior official said. So, there is a huge possibility that starting from Monday, booking an Ola or Uber for going office would become a difficult task due to non availability of cabs. Drivers of app-based cab service Ola today called off their three-day-old strike, the transport wing of the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, spearheading the stir, said. We have already tried to listen to ourselves through peaceful means. The drivers had earlier gone on an 11-day strike from October 22, which was called off only after negotiations between union representatives and officials from Ola and Uber.
But in reality the picture is different. Also read As the strike entered the eighth day on Monday, more than 90 per cent of cabs remained off roads affecting suburban commute. There are many members who had even planned a hunger strike. However, Ola and recovered both refused to comment on the matter. Uber is proactively exploring all possible options to restore service and best support our driver partners.
The union called Sarvodaya Driver Association of Delhi has organised the strike with allegations that drivers are being forced to work for companies like Ola and Uber. While my expenses continue to increase because of the fuel price hike, cab companies are not compensating us equally. The main demands of the unions are that Ola and Uber should ensure business worth Rs 1. Uber and Ola are giving away the cars with permits on a small amount of Rs. I certainly loved every bit off it.
The union also claimed that the drivers were lured into buying cars with the hopes of making a lot of money, but due to the flat rates, they were not able to earn much. The State government's rules were perfect but Uber has got the matter stayed after moving the double bench at the Karnataka High Court again, he says. Neither Uber nor Ola has commented on this development. On Monday, senior officials from the legal departments of Ola and Uber met the drivers. Very few cabs were on the road - even though five of the six drivers' union had called off their indefinite strike demanding a bigger share of fare, incentive and basic amenities from app-based aggregators like Ola and Ube.
Uber, in a statement issued recently, had stated that fluctuating fuel prices have been factored in the fare mechanism and the per km rate has been increased by Re 1. Cracks seem to be developing among protesting drivers over continuation of the strike. Drivers who feel that our cause is just will be with us. It is estimated that over 45,000 app-based cabs operate in the financial capital alone. Meanwhile, around 65,000 drivers from the city, Navi Mumbai and Thane are likely to participate in a protest march from Lalbaug to Vidhan Bhawan today. Naik rubbished claims that agitating drivers hurled stones on Ola and Uber cabs plying on the Mumbai roads.